Daily Archives: February 27, 2007

A Random Post (with photos)

I was sitting down just now to begin typing when the phone sounded beside me, which succeeded in sending me jumping to the roof.  (The silliest things startle me and make me jump.)  And who should happen to be on the phone but Connie with “The Ensign” to talk with me about my story that was scheduled for publication.  I just about fell off my chair I was so excited.  And I think my jaw hit the floor when she complimented my writing and that she hoped I would write more (not add to the story, just write in general).  I’m not saying that to brag, it just astonished me that an editor and writer for the magazine thought I was good.  So, lets just say that it might be giving me a bit more confidence in stepping out of my writing/publishing shell (a bit more confidence, I am still rather terrified at even the thought of attempting anything more).  Anyway, the story is loosely scheduled for next March (2008).  So sit back and relax, and I will tell you again when it gets closer and the publication month is more sure.  And believe me, you will definitely hear about it when it finally appears…probably more so than you would want, heh. 🙂

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All the kids are home from school today, poor things have terrible nasty colds that they were kind enough to share with me.  Elizabeth woke at 1:00 last night, not able to breathe well from being so congested.  We had a sleepy snuggle on the floor in a very steamy bathroom and she seemed much better after that.

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I love our school principal even more after yesterday.  There was ten minutes left of school when I got a phone call saying that Elizabeth was not feeling well, flushed, and feeling week-kneed and could I come get her because she didn’t think she could walk home (and the office aggreed, poor thing looked miserable). Dorothy was stayed home yesterday for being sick.  I informed them that I had a piano student there and that I wasn’t able to pick her up.  Instead of having to call a bunch of people to try to get her home, the school principal said she could slip away for a minute and brought her home for me.  Now, that is a principal who is involved and cares. 🙂

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My Dot has been the sweetest thing lately, I think she can tell I have’t been feeling well.  On Sunday she unloaded and loaded the dishwasher (voluntarily).  And yesterday she asked, “Mom, can I unload the dishwasher?”  The little darling unloaded it, then unloaded it again after I had loaded and washed a load, then proceeded to load all the dinner dishes.

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On a sad note, Dorothy’s little friend, Maddy, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and will not attend school for the rest of the year and is undergowing severe kemotherapy treatment.  Dorothy is just devestated, so if you would be so kind as to keep Maddy and her family in your prayers I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.

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On a more funny and mischeivous note, Jacob has been having way too much fun with mom being sick and a bit slower than usual, and has taken full and complete advantage of it.  I had set a basically empty jam jar by the sink to be washed, not thinking about what would happen if a certain son should spy it.

Jacob Digging in

Yummy Sticky Fingers

And when that wasn’t satisfying enough he went in for the kill…. I call this photo:

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Pot

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Post

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